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.s.a. a super pac. we all know, are pretty familiar with the super pac law in that there should be no coordination between a campaign and super pac and here you have a major co chair going over to the other side without anyone sort of raising an eyebrow and then once he gets there, he makes all these phone calls and raises a bunch of money. i was never able to confirm how much he raised. i think that number we gave in the question was overblown, but that's what i thought at the time. and, you know, so he starts, so this is also a very sensitive subject. certainly, you know, you have obviously, he is very sensitive about clearly did not approve of president obama's decision to relieve stanley mcchrystal. >> i love the way you handled that, you know, exchange with him, because he is obviously very hostile toward you. even after that exchange, you keep pressing him to answer the question. let's go to the next video where you don't seem annoyed by him at all and you continued to ask him to answer your question: >> cenk: michael. >> he had just said that in the ballroom as a joke, i
's absolutely disingenuous. with personhood bills, and the trap laws that restrict abortion clinics, when you ask the lawmaker what the bill is about he always said to protect women or protect women's health. it's almost like paternalistic we're restricting abortion for the woman's own good. she's used the words i'm trying to protect women from rape it. no you're not you're trying to make it more difficult for a woman to exercise her constitutional rights to an abortion. >> cenk: a rapist has absolutely no right to force the woman he's raped to get an abortion. no such thing exists. that's totally made up. there goes one of her excuses. laura, great coverage, really appreciate it. thank you. >> thank you for having me on. >> cenk: did you know the nra was actually in favor of gun control? when they were worried that black people had guns. it's an amazing story. we've got legislators fighting back on gun control, of course be including caroline mccarthy. >> i kept saying what's wrong with all of us? how many people have to be killed before we do something? to me now? you know the kind of guys
and congress must do to strengthen gun laws and stem the tied that killed 26 people in newtown last month and hundreds more. the first national gun legislation since 1994. mr. obama would like to see a number of changes to our gun laws and supported measures such as tightening gun checks, insuring database. and research in gun violence causes and prevention and hire school resource officers, and insuring medicaid recipients get quality mental healthcare. senate majority harry reid said i'm committed to ensureing that address gun violence. all options should be on the table before we compromise and fold. here is the president talking about this matter earlier today. >> obama: as soon as i'm finished speaking here, i will sit at that desk and sign a directive giving schools hubble health community tools they need to help reduce gun violence. as important as these steps are they are in no way a substitute for action from members of congress. to make a reel and lasting real and lasting difference congress, too must act, and i'm calling on congress to pass very specific proposals right away. f
.s. needs to be done with force not with words as it regards jungle law the rule of its survival. what? the country's belligerent stance is one more issue on the president's full foreign policy plate, and it's going to be a concern for john kerry if he's confirmed secretary of state as he's very likely to be, increasingly likely, as a matter of fact. he got a very warm welcome from both sides of the hearing at his confirmation hearings in the senate today. >> the friendship has endured i believe it is based in myture respect. some observers have attributed that respect to the fact that when we were much younger nicer and better looking men than we are now senator kerry and i spent some time at the navy's behest in a certain southeast asian country in less pleasant circumstances than we're accustomed to in the united states senate. >> john is the right choice. and i urge his speedy confirmation. >> it's john john mccain so nice. much better reception than clinton herds got yesterday during the testimony of the bengahzi attacks. but it wasn't all warm and fuzzy. senator rob johnson who w
in the first three months of pregnancy. the 7-2 ruling will likely lead to drastic overhall of laws on abortion. >> michael: it was 40 years ago that they legalized abortion in this country. the harris poll taken at that time found 52% of americans supported the decision. a wall street journal nbc poll found that 54% of americans believe women should be able to have an abortion. despite the widespread public support many lawmakers are doing whatever they can to take away a woman's right to choose. coming away from washington, d.c. is kay shepherd with mother jones magazine, kate, thank you for coming inside "the war room." >> thanks for having me. >> michael: kate, we read so much about mississippi. mississippi used to have 14 abortion clinics. now it just has one. how in 2013 does something like that happen? >> well, you know, it's a cumulative effect. it's in the early 80s that it had 14, but now the state has put on restriction after restriction. they have rules that you can't have an abortion after 16 weeks you have to have permission if you're a minor. it forced clinics to close. now you h
last year passed a total of 43 provisions aimed at restricts access to abortion including laws that impose mandatory unnecessary ultrasound procedures on women seeking abortions including the invasive transvaginal procedure. laws providing abortion providers make fetal heart beats audible prior to procedures. restrictive regulations affecting abortion providers. laws that ban abortion prior to fetal viability and attempts to ban abortion coverage in afor thible care act exchanges. for more on the present and future of roe v. wade i'm happy to be joined by congresswoman karen bass, democrat of california. >> thanks for having me on. >> john: the latest polls show a majority of americans support abortion rights in all or most cases. to you does this represent a turning point in this debate or has it been this way for awhile? >> i think it has been this way for awhile. i think there is a whole generation of women who have grown up understanding that a woman has a right to choose. so why we continue to try to turn back the clock of time, it is beyond me. >> john: it is because of t
and tougher gun trafficking laws. anna, what else did he do? >> those are proposals and they do need to undergo congressional apowers. however he passed 23 executive actions. as he was signing those actions let's take a look at the video he did so with children behind him. this was a great way to do it because it shows you who the president is trying to protect and just to give a sense of some of the executive actions that he did pass, he wants to increase actions of background checks data launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership program, and nominate a permanent atf director, that's the bureau of alcohol tobacco firearms and explosives. common sense gun control and of course the republicans and some democrats want to fight this tooth and nail. >> cenk: of course, by the way that jerk rush limbaugh came in and said oh, he's trying to use the kids as human shields. oh for christ's sake. bush and reagan never had kids in signing ceremonies when it's about you kids. >> the democrats who may fight against this, it's not as tooth and nail as some crazies in the republican part
of innocents. is our role as parents. they didn't think we could change drunk driving laws, but mothers against drunk drivers did. >> jennifer: and i think this is another reason this was so powerful. one of the other things christine you mentioned that the poet is the first openly gay poet that has ever read at an inauguration. and i want you to listen to a sound bite from president obama speaking about gay americans. take a listen to this. [ applause ] >> obama: our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for many we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equality as well. >> jennifer: abc news says this is the first time a president has used the word gay in an inauguration, and he referred to stonewall, which is in fact the stonewall riots in new york which launched the gay rights movement. i'm wondering -- you know bill were you surprised? >> i was stunned, and so pleasantly shocked by the president's remarks that -- and this is a president who came to this
sense massacre-control measures proposed by obama. jean takes a different course. he says these laws and ideas are reactionary and they're deeply flawed. as all reactionary laws are. >> bill: i don't know what that means. >> another tweeter says president obama -- >> bill: in a sense every law is a reaction to something. that's the way the world works. >> president obama has gone as far as he can by himself. now it is up to congress and us to carry it the rest of the way. >> bill: i think politically he's gone as far as he can. the question is why politically in this country do we have to settle for such half-ass measures. 1-866-55-press i'm sorry we're short here now with the half hour. we'll get to your calls when we come back. explain to me what's wrong with requiring that every gun -- you register every single gun and you have to have a license to operate that gun and prove you know what you're doing. i mean if we -- seriously if we require that for every clunker of an automobile and every single person driving every single automobile, there's no reason not to do it for every sin
bills are good his law is good he should go through congress. and him using children reminds me of saadam hussein. >> stephanie: wow! just like saadam hussein. >> i believe he was one of the crazy republicans elected in 1994 and then became a clinton conspiracyialyial theorist. so i think the voters of his district know how to treat that behavior, by senning him home. >> stephanie: a new poll finds that president obama's approval rating 55% approve 43% disapprove. so i -- doesn't that make you crazy, karl when these republicans go on and say the american people -- >> well they mean, you know the people in the try corner hats. the various koch brothers. >> stephanie: yeah, all of the koch brothers. >> yeah. by the way they would be in a much better place as a party, and we would be in a much better place as a country if they knew what the american people wanted. they will win elections from time to time in the near future but unless they change their stances on issues, unless they come around to issues that are popular with young people and single people an
republican governors, some of the worst laws being passed now to punish women and to deny access to reproductive health care. >> it's unbelievable. let me bring in my epic politics man because i want to know whether or not this will ever be a winning strategy for republicans. >> what kathy is saying is true. when you look back at what ronald reagan did and the affect he had on later generations on republicans, it was almost as if they wanted to adopt his doctrine going forward. it worked for a while. even today we see a meeting in williamsburg, virginia, talking about changing their messaging. if wasn't worth talking about rape. they're starting to learn that it's resonating with a few people in a specific party. if they see repeated losses at the ballot box that's all they care about and that's what it comes down to. >> hastings, let me play devil's advocate. sometimes we can live in our own progressive bubble and maybe we're not living to people who are making reasonable arguments that are pro-life. do you think there are individuals who are genuinely pro-life and genuinely car
have claimed that it promotes critical thinking. you don't need a law to teach critical thinking in science class. critical thinking is fundamental to the scientific amal method. >> john: joining me now is that very young man, zach koplan at rice university who is leading the fight to repeal the louisiana science education act thank you for coming on the program and for your service to science, and christianity. >> thank you. >> john: what made you speak out on this. >> the louisiana science education act passed in 2008, it was something that had been on my radar since then and symbolized everything that could be embarrassing about my state. i mean, you probably know there are jokes made about louisiana how we're back watered. at that age i hadn't learned to love the good things and fight against the bad. it symbolized everything wrong. i was in high school, and i didn't realize i could fight it at that time. but by my senior year i figured out that no one was standing up and someone needed to and that was me. >> john: christians want to rebel against the bad things and speak out
be opposed to overturning the roe v. wade. back in 2011 they broke the amount of laws that were limiting abortion. you see 92, which is gigantic. now in 2012 well, it's been down to 43. those 43 are now centered on six states, and of course there are some red states that are trying to take away rights. now this is an interesting stat as well. this is the most interesting one. hey, do you think abortion should be legal or not? 52% say it should be legal under certain circumstances. 25% said legal in all cases and 20% wanted flat-out outlawed. that means only 20% of the country, one in five actually want abortion to be illegal under all circumstances. overturn roe v. wade. that's a tiny minority. you have 77% saying they are, in fact, pro-choice. when you say legal under certain circumstances. that makes you pro-choice. that mean you're in favor of roe v. wade after all. the country is on our sides and on the side of the legislatures, not so much. now in mississippi they're trying to eliminate abortion. they can't make it illegal but they can limit access to it. >> reporter: the signs are
to weaken gun laws and to those who will sink to any depth to sink to that what theirs and theirs alone, take solis in this: you didn't leave us any choice. ♪ >> jennifer: the president came out hard on gun safety today announcing a sweeping new plan to curb our nation's rampant gun violence. he took his case to the american people pledging to fight so no more mothers will lose their children to weapon-welding mad men. the rational among us will no longer be cowed by the threats of dogmatic and intransy gent gun lobbies. because when you have tiny children dying on the floor of their kindergarten classroom, it can only be a moral issue. >> if americans of every background stand up and say enough, we suffered too much pain and care too much about our children to allow this to continue then change will -- change will come. >> jennifer: so the president is pushing for change through 23 executive orders. they address not only mass shootings, but also this country's gun-violence epidemic. he called for strengthening the metal health services he'll also appoint two m
is without exception probably one of the best guys that ever came out of the law swat school and that's why he's in this unit now. >>are you sure you made the right choice? >>absolutely, i know i've made the right choice. to have the camaraderie, the teamwork, the ability to work out and train on a regular basis, and just have that trust in your fellow man. i know i've made the right choice joining this band of brothers. (vo)the rookie is soon back under pressure. he's been asked by stadium officials to throw a t-shirt into the crowd. let's hope he does a better job than with his flash-bang. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey, good morning everybody. good to see you today. it is thursday, january 24. welcome to the "full court press" here on current tv this thursday morning. bringing you the news of the day. from our nation's capital and our studio here on capitol hill, from around the country and around the globe. and big news today in his final act as defense secretary leon panetta will announce today he's lifting the ban on women serving in combat, a move that's long overdue, over 20,000 wom
this the day after rick perry said the solution -- rick perry says we don't need laws. we need to go to church and pray. so the party that prays the gay away now prays the ak away. >> stephanie: that's right. they say guns are absolutely essential in god's world. >> that's right. we have a well regulated militia, the national guard. the real bad guy here is james madison for weird writing. >> stephanie: that's enough of the organ. he said, this california lawmaker said guns are used an average of 3 million times a year. that's like 6,900 times a day. other people say it is only 200 times aday. whatever the number is they are used to defend human life. [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: what? >> it's all to save lives. >> stephanie: defend our properties, our freedoms our faith -- >> our faith? no one is coming foryour guns. >> if you need a gun to perfect your faith, you don't have much faith. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: protect your manager scene. >> i think she might be a muuuslim. >> stephanie: he has also proposed a school marshall plan that will allow teachers in cali
? >> she went on to be on l.a. law. >> turns out to be a sexy song. see what i mean? >> i would have worn my bell-bottoms if i had known. >> hal: we're on the radio and even the cameras from current can't see below so make it up. >> i have bell-bottoms on. >> it is the theatre of the pants. >> it is not pants-free friday yet. >> hal: that doesn't matter. with jim you don't know. it is a crapshoot. will he have pants today or not? >> i forgot. >> hal: sometimes i'll call in and chris, is it a pants day. he'll go nope. i'll have to pay whoever is in the car with me $5. >> hosen day. >> hal: speaking of later hosen, no, i was leading -- the no pants area, it was just we all had to get slightly dressed up this weekend because we all had balls. >> even jacki. >> jacki and i had balls. >> i did not have balls this weekend. >> no balls. >> didn't want to wear a tux. >> okay. i don't have a tux. >> you can rent a tux. >> i didn't want to travel with a tux. >> you can rent a tux. did you not go to prom? >> it took a month to fit him for a tux. >> have to bring in extra shoulder fabric and create e
the next one. governor rick perry for saying "laws the only redoubt of secularism will not suffice. let's return to our place of worship and pray for help." finally, mike levine for saying there are certain things in an executive order that are un-american. in some ways, they're even -- proving his listeners can't look up what a fascism really means. quickie goes to -- governor rick perry for suggesting we should stop wasting our time passing laws and instead pray it away. governor perry couldn't be here tonight because he has a previous engagement. he's traveling and oops. but we want to accept this award on his behalf and thank him for making george w. bush look like socrates. we'll be right back. young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. destined to take them over. ♪ ♪ the sirius xm satellite radio in the 2013 ram 1500. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. the new ram 1500. motor trend's 2013 truck of the year.
are good, his law is good, he should go through congress. he's not a king. reminds me of saddam hussein when he used kids. >> jennifer: the question, which is coming out of all of this is whether the president should fight for rational policy that he knows will not pass an irrational house of representatives. and the answer to that question is really in a painting by grace mcdonnell, a 6-year-old sandy hook victim whose dad gave the president a piece of her artwork >> obama: i think about grace. i think about the life that she lived. and the life that lay ahead of her. and most of all, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now. >> jennifer: for grace, this fight is worth waging. and for her this fight may even be worth losing in the short term anyway. because while the president might be able to squeak out an unsatisfying victory a small and ugly bill riddled with loopholes and signifying nothing, perhaps in this instance, the better course is to wage the big fight to stand strong over banning assault rifles. even when you know you're no
, connecticut has profoundly moved the dial on public support for stricter gun laws. the new poll finds that 54% of americans think gun control laws should be tightened in comparison to just 39% lass than a year ago. perhaps most heartening is the proposal by gun owners. a whopping 93% of people from gun-owning households support background checks on all gun purchases. and 53% of them support a ban on high-capacity magazines. but will public opinion translate into meaningful policy changes? as we have seen in the weeks since nowtown, not without a fiekt from the nra and the gun lobby. our next guest lee fong, contributing writer for "the nation," and he is here with the latest on what gun manufacturers are doing. welcome back inside "the war room." >> thanks for having me. >> when i see these numbers on guns, it's astonishing how much this tragedy has changed these numbers. >> this tragedy was unique, one because it was so horrific, but two, we saw a lot of political leadership that we haven't seen in previous massacres. with the shooting in wisconsin we didn't see
brothers and sisters are treated equal under the law. if we are truly created equal then surely the love we commit to one another is equal as well. no citizen should be forced to wait for hours to vote. our journey is not complete until we find a way to welcome the striving immigrants are allowed to be citizens. our journey is not complete until all of our children from the streets of detroit to the hills of appalachia so the quiet lanes of nowtown know that they are cared for and cherished, and always safe from harm. >> stephanie: zonks he got gun control and gay rights in that piece. charlie pierce writes obama's speech is a bold resentation of almost everything the democratic party has stood for the last 20 years. >> yeah, i got choked up at a number of different times. the whole inauguration was so boldly inclusive. you have an openly gay latino poet delivering the poem. >> stephanie: and sean hannity said it was the most divisive speech ever. >> and the benediction, the pastor, the gay media uncovered some of his not so nice things he had to say about lbgt peop
for saying "laws the only redoubt of secularism will not suffice. let's return to our place of worship and pray for help." finally, mike levine for saying there are certain things in an executive order that are un-american. in some ways, they're even -- proving his listeners can't look up what a fascism really means. quickie goes to -- governor rick perry for suggesting we should stop wasting our time passing laws and instead pray it away. governor perry couldn't be here tonight because he has a previous engagement. he's traveling and oops. but we want to accept this award on his behalf and thank him for making george w. bush look like socrates. we'll be right back. hey, i'm joey aragon. see that film? people call me about this every day. my dishwasher must be broken. you know, it's not always the machine. it may be the detergent. add finish power up to boost your detergent and you'll see a huge difference. watch what it can do. look at that sparkle! now that's clean! cloudiness! spots! tough stains! even dishwasher build-up! gone! just like that! so don't give up. add finish pow
values through the strength of arms and rule of law. we the people, declare today that the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal equal, is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our forebears through seneca falls and selma and stone wall. for our journey is not complete until our wives our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of detroit to the hills ofof aof aof appalachia to the quiet lanes of newtown know that they are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm. >> john: the president said we so many times you could hear screaming from ayn rand's crypt. i'm joined by two astute observers of the political
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signing the legislation into law where women could get equal pay for equal work. >> that was the first one, first one he signed. >> i remember when i was in college my approvesor was old them and said women were getting 77%. i was thinking my god and to see that. i am happy about that. >> yeah. yeah. absolutely, lowis. i should have mentioned that. the lilly ledbetter act. again, so we are acting at the obstacles he had to overcome, it's amaidsing he got as much done as he did. >> this is "the bill press show." going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. [ music ] >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning. we ho
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of the country ahead of the strict letter of the law. one man's imperial president tramping civil liberties is another man being pragmatic in a matter of survival. there is no hard and fast rule here. >> gavin: lessons learned today. in contemporary terms who would identify themselves most closely with jefferson. >> what is so great about jefferson, i could make the case for a tea party jefferson or obama jefferson. a cool writer who is dedicated to compromise the obama jefferson. the tea party jefferson the small government, and the government is that--the best government is the government that governor least. the reason why i do this, it's almost never all one or another. compromise is not always a virtue. one way is not always the best bay as we learned under civil rights. so understanding how the greatest politicians maneuvered, i think not only it should give us lessons about the practice of politics, but it should also tend to lower our blood pressure pressures a bit about every moment is not an epic moment. it's just not. >> gavin: good point. >> but you're living through it so it f
worked for. what a coincidence. and is there a law that says this is illegal. yes, there are many, but let me give you sarbanes oxley act. a quote here so you're lear on it. chief executive office and chief financial offices certify under oath that their financial statements arestatementsstatement accurate and they assure that all relative and knowingly may be sent to prison. and no one went to prison. let's jump right into it. what are the possible reasons why no one saw prosecution here? >> the word that we get number one, let's accept that these transactions the sale of market-back securities to investors, these were very well lawyered transactions. these are not easy prosecutions by any stretch yet there have been no attempts at prosecution. that raises the question of whether, indeed, it is impossible to find fraud in these things. that doesn't seem to be the case either. there has been a whole slew of private civil lawsuits filed and recently the government in the new york attorney general u.s. attorney in manhattan have come forward with civil cases. as you and i know, frau
the stage. for many people, when the mother-in-law of the president actually moved into the white house, it seemed like the perfect moment for a sitcom. that never happened. but the president's daughters now we've watched them grow up in the white house under four years under the scrutiny of the public eye. i think sasha had the greatest moment of the entire campaign yesterday when after he took the oath of office, she could be audibly heard congratulating her daddy for not messing up. >> jennifer: you know what's ironic about that. i was of watching another program this morning. they were offended that the president after he was done said to his daughter, i did it. as though i did it. i got elected instead of i got through this without messing up. because -- >> jennifer: exactly. it wasn't a we built this moment but famously, four years ago, the president made some -- omitted some words in the oath of office which is why john roberts had to give him the oath of office again the next day. that coupled with the fact that this year, inauguration day falls on a monday and he had to be swor
with stand the republican held house. the group will hear from the atf as well as health and law enforcement representatives and the top lobbyists this week. the senate plans on holding an open amendment vote. this could increase its chances of passing letting both sides of the aisle tackle the specific andments. it could weaken the bill since republicans will be able to change the language and reduce the bill's broad reach. majority reader lead says he is hoping to get the bill through the judiciary committee but he has made it clear he does not support an all-out ban on assault weapons. >>> hillary clinton will face a tough grilling today from the house and senate foreign relations committees. she is set to testify on the september 11th attacks on benghazi. new information suggs am bats dor christopher stephens once suggested moving the compound to al safer location before he was killed during those attacks. more bill is up next. stay with us. (vo) current tv gets the converstion started weekdays at 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you
under our laws in treating everyone the sail. it's encouraging and heartening. >> cenk: first of all whether gay marriage should be legal or not, we're finally at 53-46 and this number has moved dramatically since by the way 1996, two thirds of american were opposed to gay marriage, now 47% in favor. religion 47% of the time is the reason people are against gay marriage. it's just all a way of saying that's what the bible says. how did we get past that? how do we get to a point where people stop saying i don't know, my preacher was telling me this, but maybe doesn't make any sense. >> i think it's important that this is civil marriage we are talking about. we're not changing the definition of religious marriage. we do think many religions will choose, we have close to 330 clergy indicating their support for same-sex marriage. some religions will choose not to do so. it's important to understand that this is civil marriage. churches can choose to do so or not. that's really important. we understand the religious freedom aspects as well. >> cenk: the catholic church is going to fight y
his law is good, then he should go through congress. not just issue it. he's not a king. even using children reminds me of saddam hussein when he uses kids. >> jennifer: the question that comes out of all of this is whether the president should fight for rational policy that he knows will not pass an irrational house of representatives. and the answer to that question is really in a painting by grace mcdonald a sick-year-old sandy hook victim whose dad gave the president a piece of her art work. >> obama: when i look at that painting i think about grace. i think about the life that she lived, the house that layed ahead of her and most of you willall ithink about protecting the most vulnerable among us we must act now. >> jennifer: for grace this fight is worth waging. for her this fight may be worth losing in the short term any way. while the president may might be able to squeak out a small ugly bill riddled with hoop holes and signifying nothing perhaps this instance it's better to stand strong against assault rifles even when you know you're not going to get the votes in congress
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